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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
A visit to the Doge’s Palace doesn't have to eat up a whole vacation day thanks to this skip-the-line express tour of Venice’s Gothic masterpiece. Bypass the queue that can stretch for hours, and step right inside the magnificent palazzo with a guide who leads you to straight to the highlights like Tintoretto’s frescoes and ornate Byzantine architecture.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Torre dell'Orologio
    P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Meet our staff (holding the sign "TOUR") in front of the arches on the left side of the blue Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square
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    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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    Piazza San Marco
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Torre dell'Orologio
    P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Meet our staff (holding the sign "TOUR") in front of the arches on the left side of the blue Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Visit Venice’s popular Doge’s Palace the easy way, without waiting in line
  • Learn the history of the powerful doges who once ruled the Venetian Republic
  • Clearly hear your guide’s commentary through provided headsets
  • 1-hour express tour fits into almost any Venice itinerary
Important Information
Departure Point
Torre dell'Orologio, P.za San Marco, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Qualified guide
  • Personal headsets
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No refund will be given for no shows or late comers.
  • Due to increased safety measures, security checkpoints will have a short wait
  • Wheelchair partially accessible, due to structural reasons some areas of the Doge's Palace are not accessible, so the tour may be limited. If assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • The tour will be provided rain or shine, though may be cancelled if tides are exceptionally high. In this case we'll provide a full refund
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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HappyTrails1950 wrote a review Oct 2019
Bowral, Australia30 contributions19 helpful votes
Tour was good. Guide a bit too much over the top concentration on Venice being a Republic, OK we got it! An overview is all we wanted and that is why we chose 1hr tour. It should be at least €20-€30 cheaper, way overpriced. Next time I would opt for self guided audio tour.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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BackPacker79312 wrote a review Oct 2019
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I would absolutely recommend that tour. I bought the tickets online the evening before and had the confirmation with the bar code on my phone. We were early and asked at the entrance of the palace about our tickets, but they did not know anything about it, which put me a bit
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Safari518836 wrote a review Oct 2019
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Bought tickets online the day before. Alarm bells rang when all I got was a link to a bar code ticket on the internet. Worked ok at my hotel, but the download link to get a local copy of the ticket on my phone did not work despite repeated attempts. Also of course I did not
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Denis H wrote a review Oct 2019
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I was going to be late (15 minutes) but wanted to find out if it was possible to catch up with the group inside the museum or make other arrangements. The telephone went to voicemail every try even though I called multiple times. I emailed, no one responded to that either.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from parkviewviaggi, Public Relations Manager at Skip the Line: Doge's Palace Guided Tour in Venice
Responded 21 Oct 2019
We are really sorry to read you review. We are a trustworthy and honest company and make everything is in our possibility to help our customers. The number you called is always available, maybe you did not dial the "0039" correctly for the country code. In any case, the ticket you purchased on TripAdvisor for our Doge's Palace tour is not a direct entry ticket, as specified in the product description. You need to present it to our staff at the meeting point (15 min before starting time), they will exchange it for your entrance ticket and then assign you to a guide. Once the tour has started is not possible to join the group inside the Palace anymore due to safety reasons. We hope that you will have the opportunity to change idea about our services in the future. Very kind regards, Park Viaggi Staff
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Sandra wrote a review Oct 2019
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Gina gave a professional, informative and entertaining tour of the Doge's Palace. The historical significance of the building and its inhabitants cannot be overstated together with its inherent architectural beauty. The bonus was a fascinating special exhibition inside the
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Date of experience: October 2019
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vicky150289
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Too much art not enough history
The tour was good however, there was a lot of focus on the art in the palace rather than the history. I would have
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1970fog
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Don’t miss
To leave Venice without a gondola ride would be a shame. The ride is not cheap, but off the Canale Grande, the quar
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973annabelh
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Amazing tour
Marco was exceptionally funny, knowledgeable and personable. Our tour was wonderful and we enjoyed every moment. We
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Tyler R
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Excellent tour!
Very great tour and experience! The guide was very knowledgeable about the Doge's Palace and Venice in general. We
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draytongal
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Cannot cancel
Booked to visit 18 April Jet2 cancelled from Birmingham all other bookings have let us cancel but not this one. Ver
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33roxannec
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Burano stole the show
Woman on the boat spoke several languages. Seeing the glass blowing in Murano was lovely. Be prepared to spend mone
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pauljM6766LG
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A SUPER TRIP WELL WORTH DOING!
A really great four hours...two lovely islands,and a very professional operation indeed. Highly recommended,and at
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Minimo M
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Murano, Burano and Torcello
Great fun trip, we would have preferred a longer visit to all the islands and didn’t realise that you could wait fo
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Inspiration603566
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AMAZING
This tour by far exceed my expectations ! The tour guides are incredibly passionate & knowledgeable about their ci
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Coastal719793
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Venice combination Gondola and walking tour
I thought the guide struggled to engage with the group. I found him boring and annoying. He aaid because it was an
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MurrayF_13
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Go your own way!
Whilst it was worth a day out to visit the islands which were both interesting there was not a lot of value in the
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MurrayF_13
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Not sure of the real value
If you are into the Venetian local history than a good trip to do with a guide given they explain all that happened
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catialexit
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Interesting and peaceful experience
A nice evening tour, away from the rush and crowds of tourists. Very informative guide, but some work could be done
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Wonderallwanderer
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Hard to find the desk to check in.
I had read reviews that it was hard to find the check in desk, so we were down at the waterfront at 10:30 for our 1
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Yvonne L D
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Our favorite part of our trip was here.
Burano was the best place we visited on our 2 week trip. Such a fun place, nice people and fun boat ride from Veni
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